I love to cook, bake, grill, etc. I love to try new things and will try just about any recipe ONCE. :) I have a TON of "keepers", but am always looking to add something to the list. I have a family of 5 and have a busy schedule. I LOOOOVE to use my crockpot, as it is an easy thing to start as the older kids go to school and gives me a dinner that is ready by the time hubby gets home from work. My favorite recipe book is my Better Homes and Gardens or my Cake DR one. Although I of course love to come here, or to bettycrocker.com.